If you want a wonderful, showy plant, try the key lime pie coral bells. I planted them in a raised bed next to my garage together with red azaleas, limelight hydrangeas, ferns, a white dogwood tree and trailing coral bell cotoneasters over the edge of the bed. For summer color, I add homestead purple verbenas and maybe some white petunias. The key lime pie coral bells just stand out even from a distance. They receive about 3 hours of direct morning sun and are in semi shade rest of the day. I mulch them really well and pull off any fading or torn leaves and they just thrive with very little attention. In the winter months, down to zero degrees at times, they will lose about more than half of their leaves, but you will still have some of the bright green of the plant still visible. It is a great plant......if you have a dark spot you want to light up.....this is the plant for you.
This is the most beautiful chartreuse color I have seen in nature! I planted the last 2 that the nursery had today and I need to get more from somewhere! The brightness the color brings to a full shade garden on an overcast day is spectacular. It does not need to have a bloom to stand out!
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